What are the Benefits of Telemedicine?
How can telemedicine benefit me?
How can telemedicine benefit me?
Telehealth has been shown to overcome barriers to health services caused by distance between patient and provider, access to reliable transportation, fragmentation of care due to gaps in time between appointments, and lack of available providers.
Distance and travel time between patients and care providers can limit access to care. Fortunately, telemedicine can overcome geographic barriers to healthcare, especially for specialized providers. Telemedicine can be particularly beneficial for patients in medically underserved communities and those in rural geographical locations where clinician shortages exist.
Telemedicine can improve the quality of care for patients with both medical and mental health conditions. A recent study showed that with telemedicine, patients had:
Telemedicine can increase efficiency of care delivery, reduce expenses of caring for patients or transporting to another location, and can even keep patients out of the hospital. In fact, one study showed that telemedicine care had 19 percent savings over inpatient care cost.
A strong doctor-patient relationship is the foundation for high-quality patient care and reducing health care costs. Telemedicine should support, not replace, traditional care delivery. With telemedicine care providers can continue to care for patients in-person care while still providing the flexibility and convenience of seeing patients remotely for follow up visits, check-ups, and education when appropriate or necessary.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a method of collecting diagnostic and other types of health data from patients in one location and safely transmitting the data to health care facilities in another location for evaluation and recommendations. This form of service allows a provider to keep better track of a patient’s healthcare records once they’ve been discharged from the hospital, minimizing the amount of hospitalizations, readmissions, and periods of stay—all of which tend to enhance quality of life and keep prices down. Analytic and information technologies can capture vital signs, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, weight, blood sugar, and electrocardiograms, among other things.
Telemedicine makes it easier and more convenient for patients to stay healthy and engaged in their health care. Patients love the convenience, flexibility and real-time care with their providers.
Being a healthcare provider today can be challenging and stressful at times. Telemedicine can improve job satisfaction by making it easier to meet with patients. Providers can use telemedicine to make it easier to balance their work and family life. Read Dr. Shaya’s blog post about increasing her job satisfaction with telemedicine.
Telemedicine increases the standard of clinical care while also making care more accessible to a wider range of individuals. Telemedicine improves the performance, coordination, and accessibility of health care. Doxy.me makes telemedicine simple and convenient to use for both practitioner and patient.
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